For those who might be curious about what the heck Camp Meade is, here's the story...
I'm presently renting a studio at an historic WPA camp. It was build back in the New Deal Era when men were given employment by the federal government on public works projects around the country in order to get the ecomomy going again after the Great Depression. The camp was where the workers lived while constructing bridges and dams around the state of Vermont. For many years after the WPA was disbanded, the camp was run as a restaurant with rental cabins around a pool. It catered to biker groups, large families looking for a place to have reunions, and many of the teachers from the local high school who gathered at the diner for breakfast before home room. I can't say much for what the food was like but the owners had a unique collection of antique army junk, like planes and tanks and stuff. Humorously enough some of these artifacts are still there on the green outside my studio door. Most recently the property was purchased by a local couple and is being built out as an artisnal bakery and cafe and hopefully a cluster of artist spaces like mine.
5 and Dime
Art car spotted in Hadlock WA last fall outside a junk shoppe. Couldn't resist its charms. Ended up using it in the title bar of my Etsy site.
Cute little hedgehog stuffies made from old sweaters
KARIN WEINER BIO
1971 Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Warren, VT
EDUCATION 2003 MFA, Hunter College, New York 2002 Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, Netherlands 1995 BFA, UVM, Burlington, VT
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2007 CLEAR CUT, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon Karin Weiner, curated by Kerri Hurtado, 101 California, San Francisco So Many Daunting New Complexities, Sixspace, Los Angeles 2006 The Great View, ZieherSmith @ Art Rock, Rockefeller Center, New York 2005 Feels Like Home, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago Frontiera, ZieherSmith, New York Forecast & Conditions, two-person show, Sixspace, Los Angeles 2004 Shades of White, ZieherSmith, New York 2000 The Amateur Ornithologist, Helen Day Museum of Art, Stowe, Vermont 1999 Fig. 30 X 500, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, Vermont Case Studies, Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, Vermont
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2007
Elizabeth Leach @ Aqua Wynwood Art Fair, Miami FL
Sixspace @ Aqua Art Fair, Miami FL
Art Under Glass Macy's Windows NYC Come Undone, curated by Amy Ross, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston 2006 A Century of Collage, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon Collage Party, ZieherSmith, New York The New Collage, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York FAUNA://hybrid, curated by Lioba Reddeker, Charim Galerie, Vienna, Austria Rare Specimen: The Natural History Museum Show, curated by Clare Weiss, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York Cutting, Miller Block Gallery, Boston 2005 Petits formats ou miniatures, Gallerie Quang, Paris Breaking Ground, The Horticultural Society, New York 2004 Works on Paper, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago I Want To Take You Higher, McKenzie Fine Art, New York Happy Medium, curated by Meghan Dailey, Clementine Gallery, New York Becoming Giants, Columbia University, New York 2003 Objects for Joseph Cornell, ZieherSmith, New York
Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibtion Rectangle 1: Debut, Rectangle Gallery, Miami Underlined, Lowenstein Gallery, Fordham University, New York Postcard From the Volcano, Hotel Chelsea, New York Totems, Shrines and Fetishes; Contemporary Relics of the Mind, Main Street Museum, Hartford, Vermont
BIBLIOGRAPHY John Motley, “Karin Weiner: Clear Cut,” The Portland Mercury, October 18, 2007 Steven Stern, "Collage Party," Frieze 101, September 2006 "Rare Specimen," The New Yorker, April 3, 2005 Cate McQuaid, "Marks of Distinction," The Boston Globe, February 9, 2006 "Vu pour vous," Beaux Arts 256 (October 2005), image Martha Schwendener, "Karin Weiner," The New Yorker, June 25, 2005 Maureen Mullarkey, "Karin Weiner: Frontiera," The New York Sun, July 14, 2005 Judith Benhamou-Huet, "Quatre galleries dans le vent, Les Echos, July 8, 2005 Ken Johnson, "Art Listins: Karin Weiner," The New York Times, June 3, 2005br> Grace Glueck, I Want to Take You Higher, The New York Times, June 25, 2004 Brian Sholis, Happy Medium, Artforum.com, March 2004
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES 2005 Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, Wyoming 2004 UCross Artist Residency, UCross, Wyoming 1997-99 Vermont Studio Center Staff Artist 1996 Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship 1995 Frank Hewitt Memorial Scholarship, UVM, Burlington